Monthly Archives: November 2011

The SAVE Act opens a new chapter in the relationship between energy efficiency and home value

Though prior attempts have been made to attach a precise value to energy efficiency at the whole home level, there has never been a broadly accepted standard. The Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act (SAVE), currently being considered in the … Continue reading

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The argument against Wi-Fi enabled HAN

The market-leading chip maker, Broadcom, recently announced that it would offer a new Wi-Fi module that would allow manufacturers to add a wireless component to their products. Essentially, the idea is to use the popular technology platform to link appliances … Continue reading

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Wireless providers poised to bridge smart grid – smart home communication gap

How exactly the power grid of tomorrow will look is still being decided. But several key developments over the past few months indicate that one industry may play an influential role in making the smart grid concept an eventual reality. … Continue reading

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